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Sony set to release Android powered Walkman players in August

Sony set to release Android powered Walkman players in August

Strolling back to memory lane when we there were no portable Mp3 players or in that case any device including a cell phone that could play MP3 songs for you to take on the go. With that in mind, do you guys remember the “Walkman”? I most certainly do ! It played tapes and was one of my best companions in the world. Its been quite a while now since Sony came up with something big for its Walkman Series…..till now !! That’s right folks, even in the midst of all the hype revolving around Sony’s Xperia line of (impressive) Android devices, there might be a slight ray of hope still left for the Walkman franchise and with that said, Sony has a new round of Walkman devices launching in August, a lineup that includes Sony F800 Walkman which will ship with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich; the first in the series to run Android 4.0 The portable music player will feature a 3.5-inch touchscreen and a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. In terms of storage, users can choose between a 16GB or 32GB model. There are a number of pre-installed apps including a media gallery, email and apps. Users can download additional apps via Google Play. The F800 will also be equipped with Sony’s S-Master MX Digital Amplifier and the five Clear Audio technologies that should deliver crisp highs and deep bass. The F800 will also be Bluetooth-compatible allowing it to connect to other Bluetooth-enabled devices such as speakers and headphones. Music lovers looking for a device with an even thinner body should check out the Sony Walkman E470 which is only 7MM thick. The Onboard E470 will have a 2.0-inch LCD display and will have three storage options which includes 4GB, 8GB and 16GB respectively. Onboard features include karaoke mode and synchronized lyrics. Sony has also included a few games like “Suduko,” “Tetris” and “Puyo Pop Fever” to name a few.   The F800 and the E470 will go on sale in August, just in time for back to school shopping. The 16GB F800 will retail for $269.99 while the 32GB version will cost $299.99. The 4GB, 8GB and 16GB E470 will retail for $79.99, $89.99 and $109.99 respectively. Which one would you be opting for ?  ...

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Google I/O 2012 Day 2 Live Streaming

Google I/O 2012 Day 2 Live Streaming

Catch up on all the action from Day 2 of Google I/O Live and exclusive from the Moscone Centre in San Fransisco, CA  ...

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Cash withdrawal from an ATM is just a scan away

Cash withdrawal from an ATM is just a scan away

By now I’m sure we have all heard about the use of technology in the Banking and E-Banking Sector all over the world including payments made online, transactions done over NFC and now theirs a new way of withdrawing cash from an ATM. NCR Corporation has laid down a foundation stone for its next big service which might just bring a big change in how cash can be withdrawn using only your cell phone. YES YOU HEARD THAT RIGHT !!! The concept behind it is much simpler than one would expect. The user would simply make a selection via the NCR Mobile Cash Withdrawal app and scan the QR code that would be displayed in an ATM’s screen. After that, the transaction will be processed and the cash withdrawn, with the user receiving an electronic receipt. Unlike services like Google Wallet and Isis, the system under development has no need for new hardware and uses technology that has been available to us for many years. All one needs is an internet-connected device that can read a QR code. The ATM machine would also need a software upgrade to display said code. This would make the transition much faster (provided banks agree to adapt this new system of cash withdrawal), as the expenses of adapting to NCR’s technology would be quite minimal. Now the question which arises in everybody’s mind is that whether this service would be secure or not ? Well NCR claims that this solution would reduce skimming fraud, as one wouldn’t be using an actual card to withdraw money. But a smartphone-operated transaction can bring many other concerns. The device’s software is not 100% safe, justifying from the fact that we have had our good share of malware and other types of viruses springing up in cellular devices in recent months. All said and done, the idea is not that bad afterall provided proper measures are taken to make it more safe and secure. The video demonstrates how this new method of cash withdrawal actually works.   So what’s your take on this ? Feel free to share your opinions with us.      ...

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Asus to bring Android Apps to PC’s

Asus to bring Android Apps to PC’s

  Since Android was launched in 2009, it has come up with some of the most remarkable and amazing stuff which the world had never seen before; starting with its massive app library. Since that day, most of us always wanted to try them out on our PC’s but (unfortunately) we couldn’t as they were only meant for the Android devices and not PC’s, until now. Just recently, Asus revealed its new partnership with Computex to make its computers more Android-friendly. By teaming with BlueStacks (download), which makes an “app player” for running Android apps on Windows, the company will make Android apps available on 30 million Windows computers around the world. Under the deal, BlueStacks’ Android player will come pre-loaded on future Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs, providing users with free access to hundreds of thousands of Android apps. The service is free for six month through asus@vibe entertainment platform, after which users are invited to subscribe to continue using the apps. Alternatively, there’s a free option for folks who don’t want to pay, packing 50 or so of the top apps. As for the existing Asus users, they are already able to get the Android app player through asus@vibe. Legacy Asus computers already in the marketplace have received BlueStacks on June 4th. The first Asus computers to ship with BlueStacks integrated are expected to be running Windows 7, shipping in September, and Windows 8, when it becomes available sometime during the third quarter this year. We’ll keep you posted on all the latest happenings. To get a glimpse of this amazing new service by Asus, check out the video below.  ...

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Next Gen console like Cloud Gaming to arrive on Android via GeForce Grid

Next Gen console like Cloud Gaming to arrive on Android via GeForce Grid

Gamers have always had to choose which platform to buy new games for namely a console, PC, or handheld. Until now. With NVIDIA GeForce GRID technology, gamers will have the freedom to play games from the cloud on any display, including TVs, monitors, notebooks, tablets, and even smartphones. Gaikai will work on all types of displays First-generation cloud gaming platforms suffer from long latency or lag, low-quality graphics and high costs because of a 1:1 ratio of game streams to data center servers. NVIDIA GeForce GRID technology resolves these obstacles and will make game streaming as common as renting a movie online. NVIDIA GeForce GRID next-generation cloud gaming offers a host of benefits, including: The latest GeForce GPU technology for amazing graphics Lower server latency so cloud games feel just like a local console Reduced power and cost per game stream for service operators NVIDIA’s Kepler chip allows for virtualized GPUs so a single server can power thousands of low-latency remote displays. Gaikai has designed custom servers and distributed them in data centers across the globe, and they claim to offer the lowest latency, highest quality experiences possible. To demonstrate the technology in action Gaikai showed off an upcoming game called Hawken that was running on the ASUS Transformer Prime. This first-person shooter mech game looked amazing and it easily topped anything we have ever seen on Android. The developer Adhesive Games says Hawken will be available on December 12th, but we expect Gaikai and other games should hit Android before then. Right now we don’t have a release date for Gaikai on Android, but I highly suggest you play with their Facebook app for a quick demo. I just wasted a good 30 minutes playing Dead Rising 2, and I can’t wait for this service to come to Android devices. Check out Gaikai’s promo video below to get a feel of some of the other games that are already available to play. Does this look like a service you would pay to play on Android ? Do let us know your views in the comments section below.      ...

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Avengers assemble on Android

Avengers assemble on Android

The latest buzz in the market is of a bunch of superheroes saving the world. Any guesses??? If its “Avengers” then your spot on. If your one of the millions of super fans who have helped The Avengers Movie gross around $200 million in the box office last week, then this is just for you. Thanks to Bloop one of Devian Art’s member you can show off your favorite super hero on your phone, with the amazing wallpapers created by him. Though the wallpapers are originally made for the desktop, with the help of cropping you can adjust the face to be aligned in the center or off center which ever way you like.   The wallpapers look very sharp and look really nifty on your phone. You will sure to find your favorite super hero there, with a bunch of oldies which you all might have forgotten. The wallpapers look really good with the Android phones running ICS or have an ICS theme on them. I myself am a huge fan and, this is how it looks on my Galaxy S II.   If you are planning to download the 47 MB file directly on your phone, then make sure you have an app like Android Zip, to unzip the files. You can download the wallpapers from here .   Source: Devian Art  ...

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